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041912_delavalDeLaval has received orders from the dairy programs at two higher education institutions for the supply of its innovative milking solutions.

Canada’s University of Saskatchewan and New York’s Alfred State College have each opted for one DeLaval VMS (Voluntary Milking System) and numerous herd management solutions.

The move further signifies university officials’ confidence in DeLaval – especially as technology plays a greater role in the development of the dairy industry.

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In March, at a dealer meeting in Madison, Wisconsin, Ag-Bag introduced the MX1012 commercial silage bagger. Each attendee had the opportunity to climb aboard the machine and speak with the design and marketing team about the MX1012’s features.

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New DuPont Acapela fungicide receives PMRA registration
The Pesticide Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) in Canada has granted approval for registration for DuPont Acapela fungicide.

Acapela is a flexible fungicide with a new active ingredient that employs unique movement properties to fit the way producers farm. It controls key leaf diseases, allowing growers to achieve higher yields in cereals, corn, soybeans and pulse crops. 

"Acapela has unique movement properties that differentiate it from other fungicides," says Dave Kloppenburg, fungicide launch manager for DuPont. "It moves across the waxy layer of the leaf surface and systemically within leaf tissues."

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After months of preparation, Shur-Gain Strykersville in New York has received Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) certification, becoming a leader in the industry with their pledge of excellence to customers and the community.  

With growing awareness of the impact the feed industry has on food safety, Shur-Gain Strykersville began implementing a HACCP program that maximizes feed safety. 

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Recent research published in BMC Research Notes (Baines et. al. 2011, 4:110) studied the effects of Celmanax Liquid on etiologic agents of Hemorrhagic Bowel Syndrome (HBS) in dairy cattle.

This disease is also known as Jejunal Hemorrhagic Syndrome (JHS), acute hemorrhagic enteritis of the small intestine and bloody gut. It is characterized by large blood clots in the intestine that result in severe enlargement of the bowel, eventual blockage and sudden death.

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